Building sustainable portfolio careers in music: insights and implications for higher education

Brydie Leigh Bartleet*, Christina Ballico, Dawn Bennett, Ruth Bridgstock, Paul Draper, Vanessa Tomlinson, Scott Harrison

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Abstract

This article discusses a range of significant issues for consideration by music higher education institutions when preparing their students for a portfolio career in music. Drawing on insights from a review of literature undertaken as part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Making Music Work: Sustainable portfolio careers for Australian musicians, the article explores the dynamic structure of the music sector and the ways in which musicians are undertaking a portfolio of roles in order to ensure financial and creative sustainability. In particular, the article focuses on five career and educational issues of importance: enterprise and entrepreneurship, mobility, digitisation, gender parity, and health and wellbeing–when preparing graduates for a portfolio career reality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-294
Number of pages13
JournalMusic Education Research
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

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